Servings per Cake and Tiers

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The following information will help you select the proper size and configuration of your cake. The first chart shows the approximate numbers of servings that can be expected from the corresponding size of a round 2-layer cake.
Size of round cake Servings: 4" x 2" x 1 3/8"
6 10
8 18
9 23
10 29
12 41
14 56
16 73
18 93
20 114
22 138
24 165
sheet 9 x 13 48
sheet 11 x 15 60
The second chart can be used as a guide to select the best configuration based on the number of guests you are expecting. Because it is often the custom for the bride and groom to keep the top tiers, these yields exclude the top tier.
Tier Sizes Servings
8-6 16 - 19
10-6 26 - 29
10-8 23 - 30
12-8-6 56 - 64
12-9-6 56 - 99
14-10-6 76 - 89
14-10-8 78 - 90
14-10-8-6 96 - 109
16-12-8 103 - 125
16-12-8-6 121 - 144
16-12-9-6 126 - 144
18-12-10-6 146 - 184
18-14-10-6 161 - 189
20-16-12-8 198 - 230
20-16-12-9-6 231 - 274
20-18-16-12-8 293 - 350
24-20-16-12-9-6 381 - 449

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